Workers at a Sellafield-based contracting firm and partnership have raised around £6,000 for a West Cumbrian charity.

Altrad, formerly known as Hertel, and the team from i3 Decommissioning Partners – Altrad, Shepley Engineers and Wood – chose Team Evie as their charity of the year.

The organisations set a 12-month period of fundraising from July 1 2018 to June 30 this year for the charity, which supports ill children in hospital and home and their families.

Team Evie was set up in memory of Evie Johnston, who died aged six months old, by her parents Greg and Jill.

Most of her life was spent in hospital and Greg and Jill came to realise how much need there was – and how much help they could give to families in a similar situation to them.

Workers at Altrad and i3 took part in events to raise money, including C2C cycle rides, the official Team Evie Three Lakes Walk – a 22-mile challenge around Derwentwater, Crummock Water and Buttermere which took place over the summer – walking challenges, the Manchester 10k run and many other fundraisers.

A spokesman for Altrad and i3 Decommissioning Partners said: "It is a fantastic charity. Everyone got behind the fundraising campaign. Although our official fundraising year is over, we will continue to support Team Evie and the great work they do."

The money raised by Altrad and i3 Decommissioning Partners will help Team Evie continue to fund medical equipment and provide trainings and be there for bereaved parents.